Archive for 2017

Mother Goose: or old nursery rhymes, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Frederick Warne and Co., London, [190?].

Illustrated Children’s Books: Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

September 15, 2017

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Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) was an English children’s book illustrator. She was a remarkable success during her lifetime, pleasing audiences with her form and originality.

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

Memorial collection honours victims of Bourke Street tragedy

September 14, 2017

News:

The survivors and families of those impacted by the Bourke Street tragedy this morning viewed a collection of the thousands of cards, soft toys and condolence messages left by Melburnians and visitors after the devastating incident on 20 January 2017.

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

Meet the curators behind our exhibitions

September 13, 2017

News:

Is there anything you’ve ever wanted to know about our exhibitions? Maybe you’ve wondered how we sort through our massive collection to put things on display, or you’ve seen something you want to know more about. Now’s the best time to find out.

Songs that sound like blood by Jared Thomas, Seahorse by Bruce Pascoe, Mrs Whitlam by Bruce Pascoe

Indigenous Children’s Books

September 6, 2017

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Today, Indigenous Literacy Day, we celebrate Indigenous authored and illustrated children’s books on a range of topics.

Hansen Little Foundation gives $3.5 million gift of connection

Hansen Little Foundation gives $3.5 million gift of connection

September 4, 2017

News:

Victorians are set to benefit from two exciting new spaces at State Library Victoria, thanks to a $3.5 million donation from Australian business leaders and philanthropists Jane Hansen and Paul Little AO.

Ruth Hollick and early Australian fashion photography

Ruth Hollick and early Australian fashion photography

August 30, 2017

Arts & literature, Such was life:

Ruth Hollick is noted for her portraits of children and of Melbourne society’s elite as well as creating some of the earliest known fashion photographs in Australia.

Rows of items in State Library Victoria's current storage facility.

Builder announced for $21.4m State Library storage facility

August 29, 2017

News:

Local tradespeople will be the winners when work begins next month on a second state-of-the-art storage facility for State Library Victoria in Mount Helen near Ballarat.

Girl and Dog in Supermarkert, Toorak Rd. c.1970. New acquisition. Photo by Rennie Ellis.

Renegades, rock stars and regular people find a home at State Library Victoria

August 18, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria has acquired over 60,000 images by the late maverick photographer Rennie Ellis. Best known for his fly-on-the-wall photography of celebrities, models, nightclubs and Australian suburbia, Ellis was… Read More ›

Newly digitised works on paper

Newly digitised works on paper

August 16, 2017

Arts & literature, Such was life:

After ten years, the Library’s Works on Paper project has resulted in the digitisation of more than 11,000 original drawings, prints and watercolours, creating an extraordinary archive of unique Victorian artworks.

Exploring galaxies and rare books for National Science Week

Exploring galaxies and rare books for National Science Week

August 14, 2017

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From a first edition of Newton’s Principia Mathematica (1632) to the first Star Atlas ever produced (1729), the Library’s collection contains a number of early astronomical books.